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Dungeon Crawler Carl: A LitRPG/Gamelit Adventure
Dungeon Crawler Carl: A LitRPG/Gamelit Adventure

Dungeon Crawler Carl: A LitRPG/Gamelit Adventure


4.80 (575 ratings)
The apocalypse will be televised!
A man. His ex-girlfriend's cat. A sadistic game show unlike anything in the universe: a dungeon crawl where survival depends on killing your prey in the most entertaining way possible.

In a flash, every human-erected construction on Earth—from Buckingham Palace to the tiniest of sheds—collapses in a heap, sinking into the ground.

The buildings and all the people inside have all been atomized and transformed into the dungeon: an 18-level labyrinth filled with traps, monsters, and loot. A dungeon so enormous, it circles the entire globe.

Only a few dare venture inside. But once you're in, you can't get out. And what's worse, each level has a time limit. You have but days to find a staircase to the next level down, or it's game over. In this game, it's not about your strength or your dexterity. It's about your followers, your views. Your clout. It's about building an audience and killing those goblins with style.

You can't just survive here. You gotta survive big.

You gotta fight with vigor, with excitement. You gotta make them stand up and cheer. And if you do have that "it" factor, you may just find yourself with a following. That's the only way to truly survive in this game—with the help of the loot boxes dropped upon you by the generous benefactors watching from across the galaxy.

They call it Dungeon Crawler World. But for Carl, it's anything but a game.


Not the campy book I expected

This is a well-thought-out litRPG with a deep and detailed story behind it. I highly recommend paying attention to this book as it is a gem among the litRPG scene.

The characters do not fall into pitfalls of stereotypical cliches, and even goes so far as to thumb it's nose at them here and there. Early in the series by making a commentary about how a character could be one way or not. It's refreshing and fantastic.

Avid reader
Excellently written snarky dungeon book!

Premise is that the MC is trapped in an alien equivalent of a dungeon crawl game with his cat, who is nearly immediately effected by the alien tech/effects of the dungeon. Between a snarky companion, all the “joy” that your life depends on the alien version of a reality show, and the survival guilt as humanity slowly circles the drain, the author does an amazing job of offsetting the grim reality with enjoyable blends of alien/human tropes as well as the sheer unexpected behavior that any feline introduces. Highly recommend!

Amanda Claire
Hilarious, a must read

I haven’t read or been interested in a dungeon crawler before, but I listened to this book on a road trip with my husband and we both loved it! It is absolutely hilarious. I started on book two right after finishing the first one. It is well written with a great plot and so funny. I highly suggest it.

Stan Grove
Non-stop comedic thrill ride

This book was the perfect blend of violence and comedy. It was recommended by a friend of mine and I am glad they did. Give it a shot, you won't be disappointed!

A blast to read

This is a dungeon focused litrpg but a blast to read. I would recommend this to anyone, great action and humor

marc meneses
very silly

Not a serious story by any means but still super enjoyable. Its a more funny mix of hunger games with a litalrpg apocalypse twist. Worth the read.

Excellent start to series

Carl chases after his (soon to be ex) girlfriend's cat on a frigid night only to find the world transformed into a low-budget (by galactic standards) reality show based on a D&D type dungeon. His choices: stay where he is and probably freeze to death, or enter the cozy dungeon and probably be shredded by some hideous monster. He goes in and, of course, he brings the cat. Since he's the first person in with a cat, he gets a legendary bonus which transforms the cat into an intelligent, talking cat (aka Princess Donut).

Things I liked:
Carl is new to the dungeon, but he isn't a noob or an idiot. He tackles various dungeon challenges in creative ways.
There is a good bit of humor throughout the book (some of it raunchy), mostly provided by the snarky AI running the dungeon.
The reality show overlay makes it more than just a dungeon crawl.
The book was well edited.

Things I didn't like:
The book tried to wrap things up, but since this is a book (series) defined by the dungeon floors, the ending just kind of happened between floors.

Definitely reading the next in the series.

Érica Amazon customer

Cant waitr till floor. 9 lol . Goodbook thencharactrrs are developing nicely and the setting has really fleshed out can wait for bk 2